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Subho Pohela Boisakh 2024 – What Foods Should You Not Miss?

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Bengal is known for its amazing food preparations. From snacks to meals, and of course ‘mishti’ (sweets) they have got you covered.

Here are 10 dishes that will definitely make your Pohela Baisakh memorable. Whether you like fancy spicy curries, creamy desserts, or simply hearty bread, there’s something for you on the list. So, let the festivities begin!

  • Luchi and Cholar Dal

Picture this – golden, puffed-up bread, known as Luchi, served with a hearty bowl of Cholar Dal. The Dal is cooked with ginger, cumin, and coconut. It’s a match made in heaven for a foodie.

  • Mishti Doi

Can you resist the sweetness of mishti doi? This sweetened yogurt is a pot of happiness. Creamy, sweet, and mouth-watering, it’s a must-have to satisfy your sweet tooth.

  • Shukto

I am sure almost every day you get reminded how you should eat more veggies. No worries! Shukto is a delightful medley of bitter gourd, raw banana, and other veggies, swimming in a rich, creamy gravy. It is obviously good for your health but is also bursting with flavors.

  • Payesh

Oh god, the aroma of rice pudding! Payesh is garnished with raisins and nuts. It is the epitome of comfort food. It is like a warm hug on a plate.

  • Alur Dum

Brace yourself for a flavor explosion! It is a spicy potato curry, in which the potatoes are tenderly cooked and swim in a rich tomato-based gravy. It goes very well with Luchi and will leave you craving for more.

  • Roshogolla

Soft, spongy balls of cottage cheese, soaked in sugary syrup. Do I need to say more? It is the ultimate sweet treat to end your Pohela Baisakh.

  • Bhapa Ilish

You cannot separate Bengalis from their love for fishes, and once you try this dish the same will happen to you. Marinated in mustard, coconut, and green chili paste, then steamed to perfection. It will make your mouth water.

  • Kosha Mangsho

All the meat lovers gather up! Kosha Mangsho is a spicy mutton curry. Cooked with a blend of spices, onions, and tomatoes. It is a flavor explosion that you will never forget. And you can obviously replace the mutton for chicken if you like it better. It’s still going to hit the right spots.

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